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Dumptruck - 'Wrecked' [CD]




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Dumptruck, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983 by guitarists and singers Seth Tiven and Kirk Swan, is - for lack of a better turn of a phrase-the band that wouldn't die. Coming quickly out of the gate in the college radio heyday that was the early 1980s, critics and fans alike responded to Tiven and Swan's earliest efforts, 1984's D is for Dumptruck and 1986's Positively Dumptruck, with rave reviews. A following quickly grew, but the wear and tear of years on the road led to Swan deciding to part ways with the band in late '86. Tiven, faced with calling it quits or carrying on did the only thing he knew to do- soldier on. Now based out of Austin, Texas and with a rotating collection of steady bandmates, Tiven has released four studio albums in the years since. From 1987's critically acclaimed for the country to 2001's muscular Lemmings Travel to the Sea, Tiven has stayed true to his original muse-powerfully personal songs floating on an endless wave of driving guitar. Wrecked is the first album of new material from Dumptruck in 17 years. The initial recordings were started in 2007 as a reunion between Tiven and Swan. After a year and a half working on the record together, Swan decided to take the songs he had written to use for a solo record, but his guitar playing is still featured on many of the songs on Wrecked. Tiven, after numerous stops and re-starts, finished the recording over the next several years, and it is only now seeing the light of day. "Wrecked is a somewhat political title and reflects how I feel right now...", says Seth Tiven, songwriter and sole continuous member of the band. Scheduled for a January 2018 release, Wrecked is a triumphant return to form for Tiven and his bandmates.
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